Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament

Dr. Carol A. Newsom

Dr. Newsom's current research focuses on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Wisdom tradition, the book of Daniel, and apocalyptic literature. In 2009, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen in recognition of the body of her academic work, most notably her scholarship in Old Testament theology and her innovative work transcribing, translating, and providing commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls. She also received an honorary doctorate from Birmingham-Southern College in 2006.

Dr. Newsom has written seven books and scores of articles, book chapters, translations, encyclopedia articles, and reviews. She has received several prestigious research fellowships, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Henry Luce Foundation, and has won several awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring. A frequent lecturer, Dr. Newsom also sits on multiple editorial boards.  She recently served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a senior fellow at Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion.


Dr. Carol A. Newsom
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.4183
Fax: 404.727.2494
Email: cnewsom@emory.edu